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CNET News.com: New Microsoft system continues bundling tradition

“Windows Me is Microsoft’s next operating system for
home users. The company demonstrated the latest features of the new
operating system for the first time this past weekend, revealing
tight integration with a number of Microsoft technologies,
including Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and links to MSN
Internet sites.”

“Microsoft has forged ahead with bundling despite legal
controversies about the company’s bundling policies and growing
industry scrutiny focused on these types of business
practices.”

“”Clearly, this is Microsoft’s way of letting the market know
very clearly that it is ‘business as usual’ for them,” said Gartner
Group analyst Michael Gartenberg. “Microsoft will continue to do
things as they see fit–they don’t want to be caught in the
position of taking their eye off the ball.””


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